Parents/Caregivers

Several States Poised to Offer Savings Accounts for Disabled Americans

By PAM FESSLER  New laws in 35 states will allow more than 5 million Americans with disabilities to begin setting aside money for disability-related expenses without being penalized. Right now, many lose health and other public benefits if they save too much money, which is one of the main reasons for the high poverty rate […]

DOT – Initiatives to make flying easier for people with disabilities

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that the Department has hired a neutral convenor to consider the feasibility of a negotiated rulemaking to develop additional rules to ensure equal access to air transportation for air travelers. Specifically, the Department is exploring a negotiated rulemaking to: ensure that the same in-flight entertainment (IFE) […]

12 Holiday Travel Tips for Families with Special Needs

By Guest Blogger Sara Croft, Media Relations and Marketing Manager, Easter Seals Crossroads End of year holidays often require traveling to visit friends and family who live far away. Spending many hours in the car or getting on an airplane can be challenging for families with special needs. Easter Seals Crossroads in Indianapolis has compiled tips from their […]

Health Dept. Awarded Grant for Youth Mental Health First Aid

The Health Department of Northwest Michigan has just been awarded a three year Project AWARE grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. This grant will help support the training of a diverse group of adults in Youth Mental Health First Aid. This training will help adults detect and respond to mental health […]

The season’s best gifts for the blind or visually impaired

By: ALIX  HACKETT  Want to make someone smile this holiday season? Assistive technology can be a game-changer for people who are blind or visually impaired, offering ingenious solutions in the classroom, at home or in the workplace. Right now, Perkins Solutions is making it easy to give the gift of accessibility with theirHoliday Gift Guide, […]

Adapted in TC: Coping with ripple effects of suicide

By SUSAN ODGERS Local columnist ‘Hello, hotline,” the woman answered. “I need to talk with someone,” I said. “In the past five weeks, two of my neighbors, a 19-year-old woman in one family and a 59-year-old man in another, died by suicide.” “I’m here. Tell me more,” she said. As a therapist and educator I’m aware […]